The lazy, hazy days of summer may be gone, but fall is the hot time of the year when it comes to new and exciting haircare products. Manufacturers want to make sure their products hit the shelves in time for the holiday shopping season, so just about every professional haircare company will offer something new for the fall.
Aveda has revealed their new Scalp Benefits Balancing Shampoo and Conditioner, which is designed to create a healthy moisture balance for the scalp and to increase blood circulation, which is a common factor in male and female hair loss. These products are gentle enough for everyday use, and are recommended for anyone who suffers from dry scalp or for those who are experiencing hair loss. As with all Aveda products, the Scalp Benefits line contains flower and plant essences and are never animal-tested.
TIGI has expanded its ever-popular Catwalk line of products to include Fashionista Color-Safe shampoo and conditioner. While there are hundreds of color-care products on the market, Fashionista is the only one I know of that has a grape scent, very reminiscent of the grape Bubble Yum I used to chew as a kid. These products also contain an anti-static ingredient for smoother and sleeker hair. Okay, so it’s not “brand spankin’ new”, but it’s been a slow year and it has taken me a few months to compile a list of noteworthy new products, since just about everything that came out this year is just a re-vamped re-packaged newer version of crap that’s been around for years….
Paul Mitchell introduces Super Skinny Daily Shampoo and Super Skinny Daily Treatment, which promises to smooth and soften the hair via an exclusive “smoothing complex” that penetrates the hairshaft to displace water and constrict the hair, resulting in reduced drying time. These products are geared towards those who possess unruly hair that is in desperate need of taming.
A similar line of products promising smoother hair is Silky Sexy Hair, by Sexy Hair Concepts. The line consists of Silky Shampoo, Silky Conditioner, Frizz Eliminator (a styling aid which repels humidity), Drench (a leave-in conditioner for dry hair), and Remedy (a leave-in treatment for chemically-abused and over-processed hair). These products contain silk protein, silicones, and other various nutrients that will leave hair with a silky feel and increased shine.
Alterna, famous for its collection of hemp-based products, recently came out with Hemp Seed Damage Control, which will strengthen the hair (which means reduced breakage), minimize split ends, control frizz and add shine. Alterna gets my vote for all-time favorite professional haircare. line, because every single product they have ever came out with has given me amazing results. Hemp Seed Damage Control is no exception.